About 1kg of cannabis, 95 LSD stamps and Ice seized in CNB operation

28 Oct 2015

A Central Narcotics Bureau operation on 27 October 2015 led to the arrest of three male suspects and the seizure of about 1kg of cannabis, 95 LSD stamps and about 130g of ‘Ice’, estimated to be worth more than S$61,000.

Arrest of ‘Ice’ and LSD stamp trafficker

On 27 October 2015, officers were deployed to arrest a suspected 20-year-old Singaporean male drug trafficker in the vicinity of Eng Hoon Street. A 20-year-old suspected drug abuser was also arrested with him. A packet of ‘Ice’ of about 130g, and another packet containing a total of 95 LSD stamps[1] and some drug paraphernalia were found on the suspected drug trafficker.

Arrest of suspect with block of cannabis in van

Further investigations led CNB officers to another suspect. Officers quickly mounted a follow-up operation, and arrested a 35-year-old Malaysian man at Woodlands. A search of his van recovered a plastic bag containing one block of cannabis weighing about 1kg[2] and some cash. 

Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing. Those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty. CNB will continue to stay vigilant against the harm of cannabis and other drugs, and keep up our pace to prevent the flow of drugs to the ground.

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
28 OCTOBER 2015

 

Photo 1: LSD stamps seized from the suspected drug trafficker  

Photo 1: LSD stamps seized from the suspected drug trafficker 

Photo 2: Block of cannabis and cash found in the van of the 35-year-old suspect

Photo 2: Block of cannabis and cash found in the van of the 35-year-old suspect

Photo 3: Van in which the block of Cannabis (about 1 kg) was found. 

Photo 3: Van in which the block of Cannabis (about 1 kg) was found.


[1] Lysergide (LSD) is a hallucinogen. It is often sold on blotting paper, which is usually imprinted with a colourful cartoon or design. Although abusers generally take it orally, the tabs of blotting paper are also placed on skin areas that readily absort the drug into the bloodstream, for example, under the eyelid. When ingested, LSD takes effect within 30 minutes. Its effects are strongest after 3 to 5 hours and can last up to 12 hours. Bad ‘trips’ can trigger sever panic, paranoia and confusion. The abuser may also feel depressed after using LSD.

[2] 1,000g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 143 abusers for a week.

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